Creativity in the era of social networking: A case study in Tertiary Education in the Greek context.
Theodotou, E. and Papastathopoulos, Avraam 2015. Creativity in the era of social networking: A case study in Tertiary Education in the Greek context. in: The 1st International Conference on Advanced Intelligent System and Informatics (AISI2015), November 28-30, 2015, Beni Suef, Egypt Switzerland Springer International Publishing.
|Authors||Theodotou, E. and Papastathopoulos, Avraam|
This paper investigates the utilization of a social network tool in order to promote creativity in higher education. Buddypress was selected as a social network tool and de Bono’s “6 thinking hats” as a creativity strategy. The participants were 17 undergraduate students from a case study in a Univer-sity in Greece in the field of social sciences. Creativity was defined by Tor-rance & Ball’s  factors and the results were analyzed using authentic assessment and a questionnaire. The findings show that the research pro-cess was beneficial to students’ creativity and that social network tools can be utilized successfully with such a focus. These findings should be treated carefully in terms of generalizing them, as they were derived from a case study. This research could be useful to educators and researchers as a pio-neering approach in all levels of education.
|Keywords||Creativity; Social network tools; 6 thinking hats; Higher education|
|Book title||The 1st International Conference on Advanced Intelligent System and Informatics (AISI2015), November 28-30, 2015, Beni Suef, Egypt|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|10 Nov 2015|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||09 Nov 2016|
|Place of publication||Switzerland|
|Series||Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing|
|Event||The 1st International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics (AISI 2015)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26690-9_13|
|Journal citation||407, pp. 141-149|
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